Toledo Jazz Orchestra to Perform Battle of the Bands

Posted Feb 18th, 2015 by Nick Paulenich  Category: Arts & Entertainment, Toledo.com


Toledo, Ohio, February 17, 2015 — Toledo Jazz Orchestra will pay tribute to jazz legends Count Basie and Duke Ellington in its Battle of the Bands concert on March 1 at The Valentine Theatre in Toledo.

The concept of the concert is based on the recording “First Time! The Count Meets the Duke” featuring the bands of Basie and Ellington.

Toledo Jazz Orchestra will perform some of the selections from the historical recording, along with original and contemporary arrangements of both bands.

The band will feature former Duke Ellington trombonist Ed Gooch and lead trumpeter John Harner from the Stan Kenton Band. Vocalist Ramona Collins will perform music from the Duke Ellington songbook, as well as arrangements penned for Dianne Schuur and Ella Fitzgerald with the Count Basie Orchestra.

The band will perform many selections, including “Take the ‘A’ Train,” “Caravan,” “Satin Doll,” “Do Nothin’ ‘Til You Hear From Me,” “Blues in Hoss’ Flat,” “The Mooche,” “Kid from Redbank,” “I Left My Heart in San Francisco” (arranged by Quincy Jones for the Basie Band).

Tickets for this event range from $23 to $33. Tickets may be purchased from The Valentine Theatre box office by calling 419.242.2787 or by visiting valentinetheatre.com/events.

WHO: Toledo Jazz Orchestra

WHAT: Battle of the Bands
Toledo Jazz Orchestra Tribute to the Big Bands (Basie vs. Ellington)

WHERE: The Valentine Theatre
410 Adams St.
Toledo, OH 43604

WHEN: Sunday, March 1, 2015
3:00 p.m.

Contact: Nick Paulenich, R/P Marketing Public Relations, at 419.241.2221 or
npaulenich@r-p.com for additional information or questions.


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